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Monday, December 11, 2023

Eisteddfod's Snowman concerts now sold out

NEW Sinfonia and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod's 'Snowman' fundraising concerts on December 23 are officially sold out.  

The shows feature community choir NEW Voices and will be led by refugees. 

The concerts, held at the Llangollen Pavilion main hall, promise to be one of the highlights of Llangollen's festive calendar and will culminate with 'The Snowman' film, whose magical soundtrack will be brought to life by North East Wales orchestra NEW Sinfonia. 

The concerts are part of an ongoing partnership between the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and NEW Sinfonia.  

They worked together on the acclaimed 'White Flower' concert in July and this latest collaboration has proved one of the hottest tickets in the region in the run up to Christmas. 

David Hennigan, a Board Trustee at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. said: "We are really pleased that families have bought lots of tickets for our Christmas concerts.  

"This was one of things that residents told us they wanted us to bring back.  NEW Sinfonia are a pleasure to work with.  

"We are lucky to have an orchestra like this based in North Wales. They share our ethos of promoting peace and reconciliation through music. We are looking forward to these special Christmas Concerts which are part of our festival's focus all year-round activity."

The two concerts will raise money for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and a local refugee charity.  

The Eisteddfod goes from strength to strength. Last week, they announced their core concert programme featuring a Llangollen debut for Sir Tom Jones, classical superstar Katherine Jenkins, local superstars Johns Boys' Chorus, Royal Harpist Alis Huws, award-winning folk band Calan, West End and Broadway stars Kerry Ellis and John Owen-Jones and two-time GRAMMY winning jazz sensation Gregory Porter.  Tickets are available at

NEW Sinfonia, led by brothers Jonathan and Robert Guy, have a busy Christmas schedule.  

The orchestra and community choir NEW Voices are also performing a New Year Gala Concert on Saturday, January 6 at 3pm at St Giles Church, Wrexham.  

This will feature renowned Ukrainian Soprano Khrystyna Makar, who now lives with her family in Shotton. 

Robert Guy, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of NEW Sinfonia, said: "We're delighted that we have sold out our Christmas Concerts in Llangollen and cannot wait for our New Year one in Wrexham.  

"This will cap another busy Christmas for our orchestra, choir and the amazing refugees we are proud to give a stage to.  

* Khrystyna Makar.

"The Snowman Concerts will be an amazing experience for those lucky enough to get tickets. If you haven't managed to get a ticket then why not join Khrystyna and NEW Sinfonia in the beautiful surrounds of St Giles Church for our New Year Gala Concert."

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